James Mason Gill, 52, of Staunton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Augusta Health in Fishersville.
He was born Feb. 10, 1960, in West Virginia, a son of the late Mason Julian Gill and Hilda Byer Bates.
Mr. Gill was a self-employed landscaper. He was an avid Redskin, NASCAR and softball fan. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. His hobbies included cooking and gardening.
He never met a stranger and will be sadly missed.
Family members include two daughters and a son-in-law, Melissa Gill, of Timberville, and Tina and Chris Lame, of Virginia Beach; four brothers, Bobby Gill, Billy Gill and Keith Byer, all of Richmond, and Arlan Bates Jr. of Covington; four grandchildren; and his beloved fiancée and caregiver, Marie Licwinko.
A graveside service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Green Hill Cemetery in Pastures.
Henry Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.